Soccer Keeps Ball Rolling

By Jordy Manker  mankerjo@grinnell.edu It was a great weekend for Pioneer soccer as the men’s and women’s teams won three out of four games. Both teams were looking to get back on track after opening the season with several tough losses. After suffering a non-conference loss to University of Dubuque, which has a 14-3 record, on…

Need-blind likely to be spared as College plots financial future

By Solomon Miller  millerso@grinnell.edu Despite rumors and misunderstandings, Grinnell is unlikely to change its need-blind admissions policy for domestic students as it addresses a projected budget shortfall. “We’re not here to get rid of need-blind,” President Raynard Kington told students, professors and administrators in a town hall meeting Thursday night. Kington, Vice President for Finance…

Imperial Reign in Gardner

Empires and Emperors Club, two bands with similar names but very different indie rock styles, will rock Gardner at 9 p.m. this Friday. Emperors Club is pictured above. Empires, formed in Chicago in 2007, consists of Tom Conrad, Sean Van Vleet and Max Steger. They have two EPs and two full-length albums, the second of…

TEEN grows up; no longer Little Doods

By Darwin Manning  manningd@grinnell.edu Gracing Gardner’s domains will be some youth and exuberance, as TEEN gets set to perform on Tuesday, October 2nd. This four-person female band, based out of New York City, will make their maiden voyage to the jewel of the prairie. The band features Teeny Lieberson, whose name inspired the band’s name,…

Joshua Bennett, beyond words

By Danielle Williams williams11@grinnell.edu Since his last visit, many Grinnellians have become familiar with the name Joshua Bennett. Bennett is a rising name in spoken-word poetry. Born in Yonkers, New York, Joshua Bennett, now 24, is barely older than his audience here at Grinnell. Bennett is currently pursuing a PhD in English from Princeton University….

The Royal Tanenhaus Returns

Sam Tanenhaus is the editor of the New York Times Book Review. He graduated from Grinnell in 1977. Tanenhaus has returned to the College to teach a short course this semester called The Writer and the World. He spoke Thursday as part of the Writers@Grinnell program. What are you speaking about on Thursday? In “New…

Grendel in Grinnell

By Geo Gomez gomezgeo@grinnell.edu In the summer of 2012, six honorable Grinnellians took up the arduous task of translating Beowulf, the classic Old English epic poem, into modern English for their Mentor Advanced Projects (MAP). The fellowship consisted of six brave souls: Logan Shearer ’13.5, Eva Dawson ’14, Emily Johnson ’14, Jeanette Miller ’14, Aniela…

Second City campaigns for laughs

By Geo Gomez gomezgeo@grinnell.edu Step aside, Biden! The Second City Comedy Troupe, which trained famous comedians such as Tina Fey, Steve Carrell, Stephen Colbert and Joan Rivers, is bringing their campaign to the Harris Concert Hall this Saturday with their “Second City for President” sketch comedy act. The title is a tongue-in-cheek reference to Chicago’s…